Team Cherished

aubrey gordon

owner of The Cherished Collective Salon


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Aubrey is the passionate and energetic new owner of The Cherished Collective Salon. She graduated from Paul Mitchell the School Orlando in 2020. While in school, Aubrey was part of the Social Networking and Design Team and won her spot to Paul Mitchell Schools “Caper 2020” through her record retail sales. She was also honored to be a Beacon graduate in California, which is a rigorous training focused on the “business” side of the hair community. Following her graduation, Aubrey began working at Cherished Beauty Salon. Upon joining the Cherished Beauty team, Aubrey completed the Protege Program with flying colors, while simultaneously earning her Makeup and Barbicide certification. Aubrey’s knowledge of hair, skillful ability to meet guests’ needs and cultivate an excellent guest experience has helped her grow a very full clientele. In 2022, Aubrey was presented with the opportunity for ownership of Cherished Beauty Salon. After prayerful consideration, Aubrey took the leap of faith and became the salon owner! She changed the name of the salon to “The Cherished Collective Salon” in Fall 2022. Aubrey loved all that embodied the “Cherished” name and wants to continue the unique and special aesthetic that it gives to the guests. Her goal is for her salon guests to continue to feel love and cherished every-time they come through the doors of the salon. She looks forward to this new chapter ahead and can’t wait to see what God has in store for The Cherished Collective! In her time off, Aubrey loves to spend time with her husband, Maverick. They love to take weekend trips to Disney, the beach and other fun spots; soaking in the time as a family of 2 before hopefully growing their family in the next year or two.

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the beauties behind the chairs
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Cali Berry


Cali’s calm presence, incredible eye for detail, and relaxing scalp massage have quickly made her a guest favorite (I mean, who doesn’t need a killer scalp massage?!).  Cali graduated Traviss Technical College in 2011 and is a blonding specialist in our salon. She also does an amazing blowout/style. Cali loves to educate you on the proper product usage and gives a styling tutorial every visit in order to help you reach your hair goals! In her time off Cali loves being with her husband, Brian, her seriously adorable son, Cash and their sweet little Olivia, who they welcomed in March 2022. They love to go to movies and ride all of the latest rollercoasters at the theme parks.

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Emily is truly one of the sweetest additions to our team! She always goes above and beyond for each of her guests and our members of the Cherished Team! Emily comes to us from Indiana where she attended The Salon professional Academy and graduated as a level 3 stylist. She has prioritized her education and is now certified in hand tied extensions and specializes in blondes. Emily is disciplined and hardworking. Her genuine love for this industry has quickly filled her books with guests leaving so excited to return to her chair. Emily is also such a social bug as she is in charge of all of our social media and loves to film hair videos in her free time. On her days off you can find her strolling through any Disney park or hanging out with her friends.

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Hannah Reeves


Hannah is one of our young protege stylists who always has a warm smile on her face. Hannah is ready to jump at the opportunity to help her fellow stylists and is always eager to learn something new! She makes everyone feel special and pampered with her wonderful shampoo massages. Hannah graduated from Traviss Technical College with a cosmetology license and has been in the industry since 2022. Hannah has excelled during her time as an assistant and has started to grow her clientele since joining our team. Hannah loves hair cutting and beautiful dimensional hair color, leaving you with a fresh new style! Outside of work Hannah loves spending time with her family, boyfriend and her dog Rye. In Hannah’s free time she loves to watch sports, paint and watch Disney movies! 

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Makenna is one of our newest additions to the Cherished Team! Her joyful and bubbly personality brings such an exciting atmosphere to the salon. Makenna is currently at Southeastern University getting her Bachelors Degree in Hospitality. During her time at school, Makenna is a part of a Leadership Team. With her team she creates, plans, and executes global events for all students on campus. Makenna is our social butterfly, she loves to talk, loves to meet people, and will jump at any opportunity to sit in an open chair talking to and getting to know our guests. One of her many passions is doing wedding/special event hair and makeup where she creates such a sweet environment for the preparations of their event. When she is not with us, you can find Makenna with her sister, Renee working in her salon as her Administrative Assistant, where continues to grow her knowledge and love of the industry until she graduates and starts cosmetology school. She’s our energizer bunny, running at a mile a minute. In her time off she likes to spend quality time with her family and friends! We are excited to watch this sweet girl grow in her talents, and are so thrilled to have her a part of our team!

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Gretchen Nuñez

By way of Puerto Rico, Gretchen brings her Latin flavor and charm to our team. (Yes, she is bilingual!) Gretchen obtained both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Arts and worked extensively as a crisis counselor before embarking in the beauty industry. She was inspired to kick off her new career after her “big chop” , where she cut off all her chemically-treated hair to embrace her natural texture. Gretchen graduated from Empire Beauty School in 2023 at the top of her class and was also awarded a Wella Professionals’ scholarship for her work. Gretchen is always looking forward to continuing education, whether that be blonding or curly haircare. Gretchen maintains a dedicated following in social media where she shares her hair and fashion style tips. Gretchen is passionate, detail-oriented and always going the extra mile for her clients. When she’s not working, you will find her trying new restaurants or traveling the world with her husband and their dog Luca.

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Blake Patrick

Blake is one of our newest additions to the team! He has a calming presence that is devoted to our assistant program. Blake is currently in cosmetology school at Empire Beauty School, where he plans to graduate in 2024. He is eager to learn new things and strives to be one step ahead so that he is ready to set sail with his clients after getting his license. Blake loves getting to know new people and connecting with others. When he is not with our Cherished family, he is either at school or spending quality time kept his friends. 

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Mccrae Clary


We are thrilled to have Mccrae on our team, not only as our first esthetician but also Team Cherished first ever booth renter. Mccrae is a licensed esthetician, skincare specialist, and skilled in lash and brow lifts/ laminations. She specializes in relaxing result driven facial treatments as well as educating clients about skincare. Mccrae graduated from the Beauty and Health Institute of Florida and is always looking to further her education and certifications. Her dream job has been to be an esthetician ever since she was 15 and is so thankful she now gets to help her wonderful clients achieve their skincare goals!  Her purpose in this industry will always be to inspire confidence through quality treatments and bringing her clients inner glow to the surface. Outside of work Mccrae loves to travel, go to the beach, and spend time with friends and family. Feel free to contact her directly on her Instagram to book or call the salon and we can point you in her direction.

“To be Cherished is to be loved, valued, adored, admired, respected, and so highly regarded. You were created for this. No other word can capture the essence of your inner beauty
and make it shine through. You, my dear friend, are Cherished.”